Social and Cultural Globalization: Theories and Methods


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises a relevant coursework and an exam portfolio.

Learning objectives


  • key theories on the dynamics of global cultural changes, including theories on the global dissemination of ideas, values, media and economic forms and artifacts/technologies with an emphasis on theories on cultural homogenization versus heterogenization
  • cultural globalization’s effect on identity in various national and regional contexts

  • theoretical and methodological bases for analyzing cultural globalization processes.


  • applying key theories on globalization in the understanding of cultural globalization processes
  • explaining globalization processes and issues in a clear, well-structured, and comprehensible manner.


  • analyzing contemporary cultural and/or social globalization processes and issues
  • contributing to the elucidation and discussion of cultural, political, and social consequences of globalization processes, on the basis of relevant knowledge

  • discussing the effect of the selected theoretical approach to the understanding and realization of globalization processes and their consequences.

Extent and expected workload




Name of examSocial and Cultural Globalization: Theories and Methods
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is a take-home assignment; the content of the assignment must demonstrate that the student has achieved the above- mentioned learning objectives. The exact content of the assignment will be determined by the course instructor at the start of the semester. The assignment paper must comprise a minimum of four pages and a maximum of six pages.
The assignment paper will be evaluated by the examiner.
Any re-examinations will be held in accordance with the above guidelines on the basis of a revised assignment paper.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish titleKulturel globalisering: teorier og metoder
Module codeBALISE201817
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Language and International Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Global Studies
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities